529 sp. Birds & Counting…….

Photos by WILL KNOCKER:

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Brian Finch the NNP afficianado & bird expert has just identified the 529th sp. of bird for NNP.

Above a Crowned eagle with it’s leopard-like talons…..

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Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird…..

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Marabou stork which breeds in the city centre & feeds at the city rubbish dump…..

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Malachite kingfisher on the Empakasi river….

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The park is a major breeding area for Crowned cranes….

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Great white pelicans pass through from time to time……..

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Hamerkop- a frog-eater, in it’s element……

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There are currently large numbers of Helmeted guineafowl in the park after a successful breeding year: food for Martial eagles (2 pairs at least in the park: see next post………)

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One Comment

  1. Posted December 31, 2010 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Wow all the pictures are extremely pretty…

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